Mountain bike tours

Furwald Singletrail

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The last stage of the Hohsaas Trail leads from the Triftalp over the "Zingelstapfu" through the picturesque larch forest of the Furwald down to Saas-Grund. This section offers a winding and flowing single trail.




5.86 km


30 m


The Furwald Singletrail starts with the ascent from Triftalp via the forest road through the young larch forest. At the «Zingelstapfu», the view opens up to the Mattmark dam in the south, the Saas mountain panorama and Saas-Fee. From here it's all downhill to Saas-Grund. First along the old field road and then zigzagging to the upper edge of the «Furwald» forest. From turn to turn, this single trail leads deeper into the cool larch forest, crosses the suone with the «Fliehwasser» and from time to time gives a view of the four-thousand-metre peaks of the Saas Valley and the rugged rock face. Shortly before the finish, the view goes over the village of Saas-Grund.

This single trail is an old, rarely used hiking trail far away from the big tourist crowds.

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Triftalp junction, the trail leads up the field road to the «Zingelstapfu». At the hairpin bend, the trail turns off to the right. At the next junction, the trail continues downhill to the right. After about 15 bends, the trail reaches an old, wide field road. Just before the end of the forest, turn left down the narrow trail. After a few hairpin bends, continue left at the next junction by the Suone until you reach the turning point. After about 50m, the trail turns right onto the narrow path and follows the zigzag to the next junction, where it goes straight on to the field road. From here, the trail heads down the mountain to the valley station in Saas-Grund.


Triftalp, Saas-Grund (2095m)


Valley Station, Saas-Grund (1553m)

Author's recommendation

  • At the junction with the Swiss Trail, there is a small rest area about 50 m from the turn with a view of Saas-Grund.
  • Caution: Hikers are to be expected on the lower part of the single trail

Technical information












Best time of the year

  • Jan
  • Feb
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  • May
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  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec


  • Linear route
  • Singletrail/Free ride
  • Scenic
  • Insider tip
  • Cableway ascent/descent
Getting there

Public transport

Take the SBB to Visp and change there to the post bus in the direction of Saas-Fee (bus 511). In Saas-Grund, get off at the Bergbahnen stop.



Saas-Fee/Saastal can easily be reached by car from all directions, whether from Switzerland or abroad.You can reach us via Bern via the Lötschberg car transport from the north. You come over the Furka Pass or the Furka car transport from the east.From the south, you can reach us via the Simplon Pass or Simplon car transport, and from the west, you drive via Lausanne along the Rhône valley to Visp and towards Saas-Fee.

From Visp, drive south in the direction of Saas-Fee. At the "Killerhof" roundabout after Stalden, take the second exit towards Saas-Fee. Follow the main road to Saas-Grund.


Car parking is available at the valley station of the Hohsaas mountain railway.


  • Well-maintained bike
  • helmet
  • Gloves
  • Bell
  • Outdoor clothing: Always carry a waterproof jacket
  • Liquids and food
  • First aid kit
  • Navigation tool

Safety information

  • Show respect. Give way to pedestrians. Before overtaking, make sure your presence has been noted.
  • Protect yourself. Prepare for emergencies and breakdowns. Plan your route and wear weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Stay on the trails. Please stay on the marked routes – avoid cutting through forests, moors and meadows. Be aware of restrictions regarding time or season.
  • Respect the environment. Always behave with respect for the fauna and flora, as well as for the nature conservation areas. Close gates behind you.
  • Leave no trace. Take your rubbish with you.
  • Know your limits. Choose a tour that suits your abilitiesUse a local guide and try to improve your skills.

Additional information

Pay attention to the timetable of the Hohsaas Bergbahnen.

Saastal Tourismus AG
Obere Dorfstrasse 2
3906 Saas-Fee
Phone +41 27 958 18 58


Bergbahnen Hohsaas AG
Seilbahnstrasse 18
3910 Saas-Grund
Phone: +41 27 958 15 80



The tourist offices in Saas Valley have brochures and other information on mountain biking in the region.


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